Maintenance

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February 24, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Shop Productivity

Every minute a truck is in the shop is a minute it’s not on the road making money. And while there is no way to eliminate all visits to the shop, improving shop efficiency will get trucks in and out faster.

January 29, 2015

A Look Into the Truck Parts Aftermarket

Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.

January 28, 2015

HD PowerSmoke Tester Helps Find Air, Exhaust Leaks

White vapor puffs out wherever there’s a leak and is plainly visible in the yellowish beam of a strong halogen light wielded by the technician. The device is for heavy duty diesels.

January 15, 2015

Absorbent Rug Designed for Maintenance Areas

Oil Eater’s Tuff Rug is an absorbent pad for use in high traffic areas and designed to be tough enough for use in maintenance departments, forklift aisles, oil change pits and walkways.

January 9, 2015

Fleet Enterprises to Expand Trailer Maintenance

A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.

January 7, 2015

Arrow Logger Simplifies Brake Adjustment

The new Arrow Logger from Spectra Products works together with the company's Brake Safe visual brake-stroke indicator to improve and simplify brake-adjustment inspection.

December 29, 2014

Con-way Truckload's Strategies for Success

When you have 2,600 trucks and nearly 3,000 professional drivers on the road you need to make sure that not only are your clients’ products making it to their destination on time, but that they are also making it there safely.

December 18, 2014

Air System Maintenance: Focusing on the Compressor

At the heart of a commercial vehicle’s air brake system is its air compressor. Bendix shares troubleshooting tips and how to replace an ESS piston.

November 24, 2014

Better Maintenance Scheduling Leads to Better Service

Staying on top of maintenance not only improves the condition of vehicles, it can lead to improved business.

November 3, 2014

The Private Label Parts Equation

With the growth of all-makes (often referred to as private label or value line) parts programs, fleets have more choices than ever for fulfilling their parts needs. But do these programs offer real choices or just muddy the parts purchasing landscape?

November 3, 2014

TMC to Focus on Future of Fuel at Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

November 3, 2014

Betts Truck Parts Brings Advanced Support to Customers

Betts Truck Parts & Service announced that it would be providing advanced drivetrain product support by making its drivetrain products manager available to customers.

October 3, 2014

Commentary: Managing the Shop

Does the system come before the leadership? Or do you need the leadership and then the system?

September 22, 2014

133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

Organizers of TMC's SuperTech competition in Orlando, Fla., say they are ready to test 133 top technicians from across the United States beginning Monday. High scorers will emerge after two days of pitting their skills against pre-arranged flaws in 25 different areas of truck diagnostics and repairs, with the winners announced at a lunch on Wednesday.

September 18, 2014

Trucking Company Challenging FMCSA Out-of-Service Order

One trucking company is challenging an out-of-service order it received in August from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, following a fatal accident.

September 10, 2014

Love’s Passes 200th Truck Tire Care Location

Love’s Truck Tire Care is now available at more than 200 of the company’s travel stops across the U.S.

September 8, 2014

What’s Going on with my Brakes?

When we started looking at wheel-end issues for this month's Tires & Wheels story, we discovered that reduced stopping distance rules have had some unintended consequences.

September 3, 2014

Snap-on’s New Impact Socket Made for Mack and Volvo Trucks

Snap-on’s new 1/2 inch Drive 14 mm 6-point Impact Socket is a durable specialty tool for Mack and Volvo trucks.

June 9, 2014

Goodyear Expanding Services in Greensboro, N.C

“North Carolina is home to many commercial trucking fleets, and Greensboro is a very important market for Goodyear,” said Phillip Kane, vice president, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems.

June 9, 2014

Rotary Introduces Fast, Friendly HD 4-Post Lifts

HDC series lifts are battery powered and need only a 110-volt source for charging. They can be fitted with wheels to make them mobile.

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